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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
the progressive promise of america, expanding its greatness to all of us. it was the dream of dr. martin luther king. and late this afternoon, president obama paused before the bust of martin luther king in the capital rotunda. a historic president paying tribute to the man who made that history possible. 50 years after the march on washington, 150 years after the emancipation proclamatioproclam president obama begins his second term, recommitting the nation to our founding ideas with liberty and justice for all. >>> joining me now is former congressman barney frank, democrat from massachusetts and melissa harris perry, host of "the melissa harris perry show" here on msnbc. >>> chairman frank, i mean, this was an amazing day. and the inaugural parade is still going on. the president is watching from his viewing stand. and when you look at his speech today, i sat there and listened. a lot of people were surprised at how he took on some issues and really raised a new page in american history in terms of where he felt the future of this country should go, chairman frank? >> i think it was an entir
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 8:00am EST
'll discuss the dreams of reverend martin luther king jr. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up live up to the meaning. >> martin luther king iii joins us. >>> we'll find out what the white house is like for sasha and malia obama and those other rare americans who spent their childhood there. >>> and as the mo town legend smokey robinson prepares for the president, he sits down with us to explain why this inauguration is personal. ♪ and we'll be free ♪ >> that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," january 19th, 2013. captioning funded by cbs >>> wow. what a gorgeous sunrise, eh? >> stunning backdrop. >> you couldn't ask for anything better. >> it's an exciting morning leading to washington's two-day event. joe biden's official swearing in is at 8:15 a.m. eastern time and then the possible will take the oath of office in the white house blue room. >> 20 hours later comes the ceremonial swearing in of the president at the capitol. that's followed immediately by his inaugural address. that's shortly after 2:30 in the afternoon mr.
Current
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for spending your martin luther king jr. holiday with us. president obama marked his second inauguration at president with a speech that was less lofty and a lot of more lefty than his first time around. after taking the oath of office from chief justice john roberts mr. obama outlined a wish-list of progressive policies and programs for the next four years and called for collective action to put them in practice. >> obama: now more than ever we must do these things together as one nation and one people. we the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. we will respond to the threat of cli
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
in the white house. tomorrow martin luther king's bible that accompanied him on marches, in jail cells, through times of struggle and sacrifice. >> dr. king knocked down walls, and he was scarred and stabbed and killed and jailed. barack obama crossed bridges from the rocks knocked down from the walls. >> reporter: civil rights lieders, actor jamie foxx joined in the wreath laying. >> i think it's a great day, an intersection of history where you have the president, who is the first black president, being inaugurated for the second time on dr. king holiday. >> reporter: parents brought their children to be part of it, visitors took pictures to remember this day. gail punch came from dallas, texas, to be here. >> i get medicare, medicaid. i was a precinct chair. i have problems walking, but i wouldn't let nothing stop me. >> reporter: and you don't have to let anything stop you either. even if you don't have a ticket, you can come down to the mall and stand between 4th and 14th streets. this is the kind ever view you would get. there are also wide screen tvs. you might decide the best place to w
FOX
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
hands used on two bibles, one used by president lincoln and one used by the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr. he the president added the bible used by dr. king because the inal railing falls on his birthday. >> i like the fact that he paired that with president lincoln, the man who abolished slavery and the man who fought for civil rights. >> reporter: 1.6 million people jammed into the mall. this time, about 900,000 are expected and getting around is not easy. >> particularly, you know, people have to go in order to get to their home, they had to go to the beltway and i don't think it's good. >> reporter: crews are taking stems to protect six and a half ache israel of new grass on the mall and barricades are going up all over the city. >> that's a celebration of america, the democratic process. whatever pain occurs with that is part of what goes with that. >> reporter: during the inauguration ceremony, beyonci will sing the national anthem, kelly clarkson will performing and james taylor will singamerica the beautiful >>> the fox 5 morning team kicks off the coverage bright and ear
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 6:30am PST
of martin luther king and abraham lincoln. this is martin luther king day. we celebrate that, as well. the second time a president has been inaugurated on martin luther king day. about 800,000 people will be there on the mall. a little bit smaller than four years ago. but no less buoyant. a lot of smiling faces out there. we hear the choir of p.s. 22 in staten island. >> they are the largest choir in staten island. and i believe they are fifth graders. let's listen to them for a second. ♪ don't pay no mind to the feeling, until you feel it ♪ >> we love the caps. we love the swaying this morning. we've been thinking to ourselves, a second inauguration is typically not as -- not as surprising as the first inauguration. but nonetheless, it rededicates this country to big ideas. and the person who has to do it in his speech, walking up to the podium, is the president. we saw the first family walking in to st. john's church earlier this morning. >> they're at that worship service right now. there they are, right there, just before they walked into st. john's episcopal church, across th
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
of the united states. that's why. i think it's martin luther king day. martin luther king was courageous. martin made this point earlier that perhaps the president had some sense of guilt about not doing gun control and that it took newtown to get him to do that and so this is the speech you get to give once and i think there may have been a sense he wanted to be aggressive because he could and because he had to set out what he believes he said, i'm not going to get all of it, don't let the perfect -- nothing can be perfect. but i do believe he decided, why not, be essentially? >> you should make note that we're watching the presidential parade. it's dark but the president is still in the reviewing booth. he's enjoying the parade. you can see his smiles and he's been engaged with the groups and dancing at some points. he's going to go to the balls tonight and party. you know full well from your service in the white house, a second-term president has a window. it could be a year, could be two years, but he laid out those goals. now what? >> well, i think we'll wait and see but in my judgment, thi
FOX
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
: the president is trying to make service on the martin luther king, jr. holiday weekend an american tradition. joel lucas thinks that's perfectly appropriate. >> martin luther king's legacy is one of volunteerism and service, self service. i think this gives americans and the metro dc area an opportunity to, you know, live his legacy. >> reporter: lucas, who was career military and still works full-time at the age of 61, signed up today to volunteer at two different groups. maureen? >> good to see people giving back. john, thank you. >>> just three days until the 57th presidential inauguration. we are tracking the temperatures leading up to the big historic day. fox 5's gwen tolbart is in the weather center with a look at the forecast. >> the weekend has been pretty nice. we didn't do too badly today, but there are some significant changes coming as we head into monday. let's take a look at some of our conditions here. sky's not bad. we have a ridge of high pressure that's been in control. for tonight, we are talking mostly clear, not a lot of clouds to discuss at all. here's a look at the to
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
't believe that now there's a monument to martin luther king on the mall. and that an african-american president is being -- is being elected and for her, she said the most humble tone, these were dreams that were dangerous to even articulate when i was growing up and now i'm seeing america in that way. this is the beauty of this day. you have the president being inaugurated at a time that coincides with martin luther king's birthday. and it's a good reminder that as tough as things seem, bob, as difficult and challenging of a moment we should in american history, this idea that we are a country that is constantly evolving and changing and the president has a chance to make some incredible history now. immigration reform i think is going to be strong. i think he can find a note of unity on gun safety. here you have a nation where over 80% of gun owners believe in things like universal background checks and closing secondary markets. this gives the president the arc of the moral universe and bending it to justice and showing that this country is strong at the core. >> mr. mayor
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
it is amazing that he is taking the oath of office on the bible of lincoln and martin luther king, and martin luther king had this to say, and if i can quote him -- it is a simple matter of justice with the task of raising the negro from backwardness should also be rescuing the forgotten a white sport. a bill of rights for the disadvantaged, marked the rise of a new era in which the full resources of society would be used to attack the tenacious poverty which so paradoxical exists here. >> that is tim from gainesville, florida. he mentioned the lincoln and bible and the king bible. the lincoln bible itself, according to the library of can -- of congress, is bound in burgundy velvet with a gold washed white metal rim around the three outside edges of the covers. all edges are heavily guilt. in the center of -- of the top cover, there is a shield of cold wash with the words "holy bible" etched into it. the king bible was dr. king's trebling bible. an avid reader, dr. king traveled with a selection of books that included this bible the president will be using. it was used for inspiration and pre
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am EST
was sworn in, in 1861. he will use martin luther king jr. personal bible. it has extra significance in this inauguration because it's happening on the federal holiday that honors the civil rights leader. both bibles will be stacked on top of each other. in the first inauguration, the president used the lincoln bible as well. martin luther king jr.'s bible, it was his traveling bible when he would go places to make speeches. he would take that bible with him. he'd be able to study from that bible and pull verses if he wanted to insert things into speeches. >> how is that having your hand on the bible used by lincoln and martin luther king jr. >> absolutely. >> the first family observed martin luther king jr. day on saturday with a day of service, of course. >> with thousands of others. >>> if you're planning to go to the national mall, plan on leaving plenty of extra time. >> you're going to need it. security will be tight for everybody downtown for the event. news 4's megan mcgrath live on the mall this morning with more. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. they're
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
. that begins at 9:30. the first family urges all americans to help honor dr. martin luther king jr. >> then tomorrow, president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the ceremony happens monday. >> crews are still putting together the final preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting off with nbc's daniel lee. she's live on the mall with more now. good morning, danielle. >> reporter: good morning. in just hours, thousands of people will be coming to the national mall here. many will be coming to tsee the memoria memorials, but they're also going to a tent that's been put up in honor of the national day of service. the crowds have arrived packed for a party. >> this is one of my bucket list experiences. >> reporter: tiffany grimes thrflew in from atlanta. her first stop was the national mall. >> over 200,000 people sign up nationwide. >> reporter: amelia is attending. she's here from new orleans. like four years ago, president obama has asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. this year t
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am EST
of belonged to martin luther king. >>> big days ahead, and i am jealous, because wendy rieger had the chance to touch lincoln's bible. >>> we have got fog this morning -- just kidding. that was last sunday. no fogfest here. did i trick you, chuck? >> don't scare me. we have been baby sitting the forecast very carefully with everybody coming into town, and with the fog bank last week i don't want to hear the word "fog" for a while. and for early morning joggers and walkers and people heading out to the services, temperatures are in the 30s near 40 degrees, and very mild by january standards. and a breeze has windchills in the low to mid-30s, and there's a touch of bundle up factor and not all that cold. and up in the low 50s for a time today, we will see clouds on the increase and it's going to be a breezy day today. cold front number one, that will be the breeze and the beginning of the cooldown. how much cooler? may see snow flurries on the parade tomorrow ahead of the true arctic air. our coldest air in more than two years coming our way for the rest of the week coming up. >>> right now, g
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am EST
honor dr. martin luther king jr., whose holiday is on monday. >> then tomorrow president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the inaugural ceremonies, the public ceremonies, will take place monday and will include performances by beyonce, james taylor, and kelly clarkson. >> it's going to be a show. and crews are still putting together the preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting with tom sherwood who's at the national mall. tom, we don't get to see you on many saturdays. this must be something special. >> reporter: no, i usually have something else to do on saturday, but this is pretty cool down here. this is the largest tent behind me over here ever erected on the national mall. it's for the national day of service. about 100 different organizations are represented here today. they range from local to national and community groups. also here are military and veterans groups, economic development, education, health care, you name it. it's all part of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something i
Comedy Central
Jan 23, 2013 11:30pm PST
democrat senator and long-time civil rights leader henry marsh left town on martin luther king day to attend president obama's inauguration. [audience reacts] how fitting. in the words of dr. king, "i have been to the mountaintop, and while i was there, they heavily redistricted the promised land." [ laughter ] but the way these good ol' alpha dogs really swung their sacks in the faces of black voters was that after this vote on martin luther king day they "adjourned in memory of confederate general stonewall jackson." [audience reacts] what better way to honor dr. king? because if it weren't for the confederacy, he wouldn't have had that much to do. [ laughter ] now the bill -- you're welcome. [ laughter ] now the bill still has to be signed by virginia governor bob mcdonnell, who said "obviously the tactics used yesterday were a surprise and i don't think that's the way business should be done," but he didn't promise to veto it, saying instead "if i get a bill, i'll deal with it at that time." >> stephen: yeah, game time decision. after all, if somebody offered me a panda-burger,
SFGTV
Jan 29, 2013 3:00pm PST
today. in district nine, to doctor martin luther king academy an employee that was there for the san francisco unified school district and was fired. we went to the union, aide scaly hearing which some of you know what that is about and he was given his job and today, some are gonna go to the san francisco board where we are going to ask what is going to happen to the principal from doctor martin luther academy school? now some of you know about this principal and some of you know about the school. but, none of you of the bored of supervisors have taken a stand on this issue. the second issue i want to talk about is a wellness center that is going to be built in the bay view hunter's point. this is my subjective opinion. when it comes to children, innocent children, we have to give them the best. so we have an area here on third and cargo which, is the most contaminated area and the city administrator knows and i even found about 500 toxics hot spots this is one of the worst. we can't look the other way while a wellness center is built in the most contaminated area, we canno
SFGTV
Jan 29, 2013 7:30pm PST
is going to happen to the principal from doctor martin luther academy school? now some of you know about this principal and some of you know about the school. but, none of you of the bored of supervisors have taken a stand on this issue. the second issue i want to talk about is a wellness center that is going to be built in the bay view hunter's point. this is my subjective opinion. when it comes to children, innocent children, we have to give them the best. so we have an area here on third and cargo which, is the most contaminated area and the city administrator knows and i even found about 500 toxics hot spots this is one of the worst. we can't look the other way while a wellness center is built in the most contaminated area, we cannot afford to look the ear way. never mind it's california pacific medical center give is $4 million or even more. we cannot look the other way. >> thank you. neck speaker. . next speaker. >> mr. president, members of this board, in my memory, lies the statement of one man and that statement in four words "the four words were "i had a dream," to
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
of dr. martin luther king jr. the president and first lady spent the morning with 500 volunteers working on improvements at burrville elementary school in northeast. on the national mall, about 100 organizations offered volunteer opportunities at the day of service tent. thousands of people signed up, some even building a new generation of volunteers. >> it's important to have my children with me, because they get to see the importance of serving others. we're all a team, so we want to serve our community and give back. >> chelsea clinton was among the volunteers in the district today. she was bagging groceries for seniors at friendship collegiate academy in northeast. and a great day out there for all the volunteers. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell here now with more on what the rest of the weekend is looking like. chuck, is it going to be getting chilly? >> it is going to start to trend colder, starting a little bit tomorrow, then another shot of cold air on monday. and another one behind that on tuesday. it promises some of the coldest air in two years. for now, though, certainl
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
and chris tucker joined civil leaders today for a wreath laying ceremony to honor dr. martin luther king jr. people from all over the country flocked to the king memorial today and said they'll be back on the mall tomorrow. >> i get medicare, medicaid. i have problems walking. but i wouldn't let nothing stop me. >> the president will honor dr. king tomorrow, getting sworn in on a bible king carried during his fight for equality. >>> it might be sunday night, but the town is buzzing, including lots of balls and galas to celebrate the president's second term in office. erica gonzalez is live tonight in maryland with a look at that party and some of the others around tonight, erica. >> reporter: that's right, jim. we have been ball hopping, as you called it earlier, all throughout the evening. the party here at the national harbor still going until 1:00 in the morning. hundreds have come out to celebrate a second term for president barack obama. ♪ ♪ hit me with your best shot >> reporter: the stars were out in arlington. >> a stylist, makeup, you know, nordstrum. >> reporter: it's shauna's
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
for your time and your good work. >> thank you. >> still ahead, honoring martin luther king, jr. a powerful statement from the president for his second inauguration. but, first, we dug up the real gop party platform. if president obama is for it, they're against it. their platform on full display again today. stay with us. i describe myself as a mother, a writer and a performer. i'm also a survivor of ovarian and uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick...and then i got better. at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney to help guide you along, answer any questions and offer advice. with an "
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
by abraham kingln and martin luther jr.. metro will be popular on monday. half the folks coming downtown will be using mass transit. all metro rail will open at 4:00 close at 2:00 the next morning. 17 hours of rush-hour service end at 9:00 monday evening. the closest open station will be plaza and metro center. the closed centers will be smithsonian, archive, and mount vernon, convention center. are taking metro, bundle up, because you'll be walking a blocks. to tell us what the weather will like it's adam caskey. 36 degrees at the storm chaser, a few degrees warmer than the noontime temperature. and on monday it will be another inauguration, just like four years ago. the forecast for this coming monday. morning temperatures will be in the mid-20s. we will not warm up all that much. high temperatures in the afternoon will be in the upper 30's. however, at midday, probably only in the low to mid 30's. a cold day. partly sunny with a few passing , mainlyrries possible n, in theatio early and mid afternoon. the warmest and coldest inaugurations of the traditional being january are both reag
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> as we prepare to honor dr. martin luther king jr. students are getting a lesson in history where in the same spot that history was made. >> we're at the steps of the lincoln memory youm. >> the fifth graders were in final rehearsal. ♪ for the nineth year the whole school was getting ready by singing songs and reciting his "i have a dream" speech. >> one day this nation will rise up. >> i have a dream that little black boys and black girls -- >> he really likes this. >> it has so much symbolism and it is a nice way to celebrate martin luther king's birthday. >> the kids look forward to it every year. >> people have been free from, you know, segregation but we're really not free because there is still hate in the world and stuff. ♪ >> perhaps that is part of the dream too for these kids, a chance to rise above hate in the company of great men. it was 150 years ago that lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation and 50 years ago from martin luther king's speech. a big day. sam ford, abc 7 news. >> thank you for that sam. that is going to do it
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> president obama will be sworn in today on two bibles. one to martin luther king jr. and one to abraham lincoln. >> he may take the oath of office this morning but his second term began yesterday. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> chief justice john roberts swore him in, in this private ceremony in the white house. >> by law, he has to begin on january 20th. the public ceremony will take place today. sonia sotomayor swore in the vice president yesterday. >>> one of the big things is keeping people safe. >> there will be a no fly zone within a 30-mile radius of the capitol. on the water, the coast guard will shut down six miles of the potomac. vehicle traffic restricted from using 150 blocks in the district. more measures, including toxic air detectors, plainclothes security officers and thousands of doses of antidotes in case of a chemical or biological attack are also on stand by. it's estimated that all the security costs about $120 million. you can expect tight security if you're heading to the national mall today to watch the president take th
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm EST
, but in the future. interesting that this inauguration falls on martin luther king's birthday. and 50 years ago, in 1963, that king gave his speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial. i am sure there is going to be some connection to that in the process. this is a fulfillment of what king had looked for. but what is left, what would expect to be done, i am sure that is part of the president's thinking. it is a little strange, also, for those who work for the federal government in washington did we always get -- washington. we always get king's birthday off. the question is, why didn't we have the inauguration on sunday? we've never had a formal outdoor ceremony on sunday. the sense is that the president should be sworn in privately on the white house on sunday. it is a wonderful coincidence that obama's is being held on martin luther king's birthday. >> we have had many speakers come this week and talk about the current polarization of congress. what you think about the polarization of congress? how can we bridge the gap going forward? >> is definitely polarized. the two political parties hav
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
to honor the reverend martin luther king jr. on january the 19th, gun rights activists have announced that they will mark gun appreciation day two days before the president's inauguration. urging gun owners to turn out en masse at gun vendors with signs reading, hands off my guns. their latest contribution to curbing gun violence in america. let's get right to our panel. here in new york is msnbc contributor joy reid, who is also the managing editor of thegrio.com and in washington larry ward of gun appreciation day. mr. ward, can i begin with you? >> of course. >> you've said that the president wants to gut the second amendment. what specifically has this president done during his first four years in office to undermine your gun rights? what has he done? >> well, absolutely nothing. >> thank you. >> and the truth is he had to run for re-election, but what he said was -- and i believe joe biden guaranteed that they would pass sweeping gun control legislation by the end of the month. >> but, in fact, as you know, he promised when campaigning in 2008 to reinstate the 1994 ban on assault
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
will be closed on monday for martin luther king jr. holiday. we'll pick up on tuesday morning and 9:00. in annapolis, 11 news, wbal-tv 11 news. >> i am here at the patriots place. it is not just for patriots fans. there is something here that ravens does can appreciate. fans can appreciate. >> we're down >> ravens fans rolling down the road to new orleans. >> we have a news reporter u.s. been there all week. today she got a look at a sports shrine that any football fan club. -- would love. >> it is something that all football fans can appreciate. >> this is our hull of famers museum. it is two floors. >> and it opened in 2008. it was created by the same architect responsible for our own sports legends museum at camden yards. here you will see plenty of trophies and exhibits dedicated to the patriots. there's also a lot of history. history of football in new england. it is the birthplace of football in america, started in the late 1800's also on the fields of boston common. >> the combination of soccer and rugby. it evolved from there. it was very big at the turn of the century. many
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
lincoln used for his inauguration. he also plans to use martin luther king's personal traveling bible. >> the final chapter in afghanistan. the secretary of defense makes a bold prediction. >> we had a mild january night in washington. doug hill is back with how long this will last. >> rg3 is pressing to start his rehab and recovery. the window zards are ready for wall to return while the ravepbtses are going to count on ray ray in the mile-high city. >> at least 150 people are dead after a series of bombings in pakistan. eight people died in the initial attack at an explosion at a bill lard hall in pakistan. >> the united states is in the final chapter of the struggle to ensure afghanistan can govern and protect itself. that is defense secretary panetta's message. both men agree that the more than decade-long war has been costly. >> we have sacrificed together. that has created a bond that will not be broken in the future. >> u.s. troops are expected to leave afghanistan by the end of next year. today's meeting comes one day before karzai meeting with
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
others. the president started this to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king? >> that is right, and this is the kickoff of the inauguration weekend. this day of service sets a different tone. before he is sworn in, president obama is shipping in. today, the first family picked up their paint brushes and volunteered in northeast, d.c. >> this is what america's about. this is what we celebrate. >> they started the day of service at their first inauguration, a call for people to volunteer on this specific day. vice-president joe biden spent today in southeast at the d.c. armory, filling care packages for troops. on the national mall, a service summit, with celebrities like eva longoria and chelsea clinton. >> it is inspiring to see all of these people out here. everybody is here to give back. >> and people did not even have to wait. they can participate on service projects on site. >> it shows the love and passion we have for one another. >> president obama said this service they should be a symbol of how the nation can work together. they spent the day pending a bookshelf. the pr
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 12:00am PST
for the critics is that gun appreciation day shows tone deafness coming before martin luther king jr. day and in the wake of newtown, connecticut, governor. >> katherine, we'll talk about the increase of gun sales in recent weeks. i am hearing reports that it is extraordinary. >> yeah, i went in the gun shop to give i specific and accurate information and the gun shop told me they are basically sold out of everything. it is not just hunting weapons. it is assault weapons and handguns and it is small cal ber weapons and also small weapons that are conceal and carry weapons it is virtually everything across the board . they are looking at significant waits. a lot of people don't want to discuss the motivation and those who do, say they are coming in first time gun buyers and doing so because of the proposals that may restrict gun ownership in this country, governor. >> are there people there buying guns that normally don't? there is a good persage . the gun store owner said to me that people are reluctant. some admit to being first-time buyers. one conversation and that stuck with me. if yo
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
. hopefully the judge will decide. courts that court will be closed monday for the martin luther king jr. holiday. it will resume tuesday morning at 9:00 11 news, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a celebration to mark the anniversary of the birth of the the late dr. martin luther king jr. appeare >> for the past eight years, the county executive has tried to stay focused on remembering dr. kent and with the pilots character -- dr. king in a way that highlights character. ♪ >> across set the stage for the king celebration. a crowd of mostly baltimore employees came to recognize dr. king. >> i have a dream. my four little children will one day live in a nation where the will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. >> is a great opportunity to express history and related to the present. >> two of the character award winners -- >> this is really good. all of my services have been recognized. but a community effort to reunite people, too sure what happened -- a community effor to reunite people, to reemmbmember what happened. >> i am very proud of both of them. >
WHUT
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
time the president had his inauguration on the celebration of martin luther king, jr. and it's actually a ceremonial event. the 20th amendment to the constitution mandates that newly elected mandates take place on january 20th and several times that happened on the sunday. and followed by the pomp and pageantry on the following monday. >> both president obama and vice president biden took their official oaths of office why yesterday. >> i barack hussein obama swear -- >> supreme court justice john roberts swore in the first family. justice sotomayor did the honor at the vice president's residence at the united states naval observe tore in washington. >> and both families attended a church service at the episcopal church directly opposite the white house. moments ago the limousine carrying the obamas and the bidens arrived at the capital after the 12 block trip up pennsylvania avenue from the white house. >> joining us, our news hour regular column younist mark shields and new york sometimes columnist mark brooks. >> big day, gwen. it is a big day. it lacks the inherent drama and expense
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00am EST
luther king day on monday was once owned by martin luther king jr. himself. you don't need tickets for the parade. you do need them to be on the platform. for the parade, no tickets, but it will be tough getting a spot. here's a look at the route. the parade will run from run straightto 15th street on pennsylvania avenue. it will be secured entrance gates pretty much east bloc or every other block on each side of pennsylvania. the parade starts roughly around 2:30 in the afternoon on monday. you can start picking your spot at 7:00 in the morning. -- security entrance gates will be pretty much at each block or every other block on each side of pennsylvania avenue. >> we will have on lots of lawyers for that. >> it's 37 degrees right now. >> still ahead metro escalator hi, we're from jamestown and we are doing the pennies for patients for the leukemia and lymphoma society. learn more at the web site. >> good morning, washington. >> and never gets old. i love it. gretzky up the good work, guys. we appreciate your contributions. 5:40 is the time. >> jamee whitten as an update on traffi
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
cuts, members of congress will lose their paychecks. >>> on monday we celebrate martin luther king's birthday. today fifth graders recited his most famous speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and the true meaning dr we hold these truthing to be self-evident. >> black men, white men jews, jent aisles, property assistants and catholics will join hands and sing in the worlds of the old negro spiritual. >> free at lath, free at last. thank god almighty we're free at last. >> they've been reciting the speech for more than 15 years. >>> still ahead here on "news4 at 5," there's a pornography scandal. >> someone attacked an elderly work in the groceries store. >> the flu reaches epidemic levels. >>> and a >>> automatic update. hov restrictions have been lifted on i-270 northbound and the spur because of the major backups between montrose and old georgetown roads. you're looking at a live look. we're told this extends from a police incident in the area. it has caused some major traffic problems coming from the american legion
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
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FOX
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
students find a special way to honor martin luther king, jr. >> plus no more baring it all foot tsa, what changes -- for the tsa, what changes are coming to airports nationwide. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> in honor of the late martin luther king, jr. and the inauguration students from watkins elementary school in the district recited his i have a dream speech. they read the famous message on the steps of the lin on memorial today. fox ever -- lincoln memorial today. fox 5's photojournalist steve jones was there today. >> but 100 years later the negro still is not free. >> it does make the speech fun because you get to learn about all the people who made your life better. >> soldiers have come fresh from their jail cells. >> and some of you have come from areas where a quest, quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. >> lots of them came from areas where they wanted to be free, but the people got in their way. >> let freedom ring from the snow capped rockies of colorado. >> let fre
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
, the reenactment of the oath on two bibles. one is martin luther king jr.'s traveling bible. that's significant being -- for all of the historic reasons, also his official day today and also the lincoln bible. you've got all of those great notes from history. also looking forward as to the real accomplishments he hopes in the first year to 18 months. after that, it does become a lame duck situation. right now, it's about a lot more hope than speaking about the end of the second term. >> andrea, since we're talking to you all morning, i'm wondering if your camera can pull all the way back and give us some perspective on how tightly we are focused in and how long a shot it is and exactly where you are in relation to the -- wow. this is like where is waldo. keep your eye on andrea mitchell. there she is. you thought she had good seats. she's up in section 311a. >> some of those will cost you a couple hundred dollars. andrea mitchell, thank you. we'll be relying on you for the sense of the crowd as we go along. we want a preview of this. the motorcade route, the parade route after the formality of
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
claiming that they are the martin luther kings in this civil rights fight. >> if a lot of african-americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, do you think they would have needed selma? if john lewis had had a gun, would he have been beat upside the head on the bridge? >> i have to tell you -- >> karen, listen, this is disgusting. first of all, it's not original -- >> rush is now -- it sounds like he's trying to be a member of the black panthers. this is ridiculous. >> well, there's that irony as well. but it's not original. he's taking it from the comments from the other right wing nut job who was talking about if slaves had guns. first of all, there are plenty of shotgun owners during the civil rights era, but to reduce john lewis' service to this country and the civil rights movement and the black experience and the overall american experience in this country to him getting beat upside the head is disgusting and offensive. this is a man who served his country through civil rights and through service in the congress. to reduce his life to
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 6:30am EST
of central maryland to celebrate martin luther king junior day. they will attend a moment of greatness. it is an event which honoring king every year. >>> and thank you. >>> it is getting around virginia has not been easy. snow started getting on the road. crews were out there to plow but that did not stop a number of accidents a truck had to plow a tractor-trailer to safety after it plit off the road. they were surprised how quickly the conditions went from bad to worse. >> this is amazing. >> and now the most accurate. >> let's talk about what is going on. we can see across the area, not a lot. the storm stayed to the south of us in virginia. they got in augusta county. four and a half inches reported there. we didn't get anything. you know what else. in florida i got a beautiful picture this morning that was sent in from different berth in hartford. now this is the shot. you are not jealous. i'm jealous. we check out what is going on. and as we go through the rest of the day we'll head back and building in. and the temperatures this morning. we're looking at 28 degrees and 31 and an
NBC
Jan 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
men were last seen running north on martin luther king avenue. both female victims treatedenin. >> a vigil for a teenager hit and killed last week, she was crossing new york avenue and 1st street northwest. she had a green light. the driver hit her and took off. jackson died onsaturday. >> could be a rough commute heading into the district on wisconsin avenue. a water main broke there, 6:00 in friendship heights. erica gonzalez on the scene with a look at just how long the southbound lanes might be closed. erica. >> reporter: crews from the washington suburban sanitary commission are here. they tell us that this check this out. look at this break. look at the road. this is liable to happen again and again. because of the ground freezing. thawing out. and then this happening. we want to show you video, what happened a few hours ago. this is the scene on wisconsin avenue. water bubbling up on to the road. the cars straight through. the street has been closed. starting at cumberland. and exiting into bethesda. that's what you will run into. looking at a 10 x 12 foot wide hole here
FOX
Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
coming in. ming in. usually around martin luther king holiday we can count on cold air coming into town. tonight it is dodgeball with the snow flakes. people are disappointed this forecast isn't going to be delivering anything to d.c. or north. that is what we called for yesterday. sterday. it has not started to snow in any part of our area. i'm noticing they have trace amounts on the ground in charlottesville. augusta county three inches. 43 in the district. precipitation is not moving north. where it is falling south we have found this area expanding. this is where our snow will be between fredericksburg and richmond. it could be up to four inches. if your commute takes you in that direction be aware things are changing. we were having a conversation about how this dry air is persistent. we are thinking maybe we don't see much in the way of light rain or snow. over to satellite and radar. this picture will jump out at you. i just showed you nearly rain is in fredericksburg. this is radars put together. it sees more than is there because they overlap. what is important to see is not th
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
service. it's all to honor the late martin luther king jr.. >> more importantly, everybody here, adults to children, understands the importance of his impact. >> tomorrow president obama takes the oath after office at noon to begin his -- of office at noon to begin his second term of office. it will be a private ceremony at the white house and the public swearing in takes place monday at the capitol followed by the inaugural parade. the service project today was at the d.c. armory. our surae chinn reports people who came out today were volunteering on behalf of the military men and women. >> reporter: navy commander rodney blevins is paying it forward and showing his son -- >> volunteering. >> reporter: along the way. >> one more. ♪ there you go. >> good job. >> it's all about giving something back to the community and what better way to do that than to bring my son out and teach him how it's done? >> starting our day with community service, giving back. >> oh i think this is awesome. >> reporter: 10,000 volunteers are expected for the single largest volunteer project for the national
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
speech from martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream"speech . we are streaming all of our coverage today. president obama begins his second term. sunday is the official swearing- in ceremony at the white house, and our coverage will include your phone calls, and we look back at the president's 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 eastern. on monday, the public inaugural ceremonies at the capitol. we will have live all-day coverage monday beginning at 7:00 and the eastern, c-span, c- span radio, and c-span.org. coming up, a discussion on the safety of the u.s.-mexican border and how immigration is being affected. we will hear from remarks from a homeland assistant secretary in new mexico. that is coming up at 4:15 eastern on c-span. tonight, we will show you inaugural speeches from the last 60 years, starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern with president ronald reagan's 1981 address, bill clinton in 1993, dwight eisenhower in 1957, harry truman, 1949, 1969, richard nixon, john f. kennedy in 1961. george h.w. bush in 1989, lyndon johnson from 1965, president jimmy carter in 1977, and we will wrap up the
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